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The Nomadic Troglodyte

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Exploring the Skye – Part 2

The weather started to clear, even letting a few patches of sunlight chase us along the coastal road as we drove down the eastern wing of Skye and over toward the west. On the 2012 trip to Scotland, we missed... Continue Reading →

Exploring the Skye – Part 1

Saturday was over, and Sunday morning dawned gray and foggy on Skye. I had been thrilled to discover that our schedule put us on the winged isle on The Lord's Day, and immediately began looking up historic churches we would... Continue Reading →

Wins for Strange The Dreamer – A Book Review

Here we are once again, a one-two book review with my Pixie-in-law. I do the wins, she does the sins, and we both have a cup of tea. This is my look at Strange the Dreamer, by Laini Taylor. For... Continue Reading →

3-Years Behind in my Scrapbooking

I don't know about all of you, but I pulled in a really spectacular haul of presents this holiday season. Partially, this is because my birthday is on the first of the year, and we had to celebrate Christmas late,... Continue Reading →

Over the Sea to Skye

Continuing with the adventures I had in Scotland this fall... here's how we got to Skye. After staying at the house-hotel at Glenfinnan, we walked up a winding, paved path under the huge viaducts which were made famous by the... Continue Reading →

Keeping Your Sanity Viable in 2018

via Daily Prompt: Viable The physician's assistant pushed through the door into the scrub room to find the doctor gloving up for the surgery that just wasn't going to happen. "I'm so sorry." Her voice broke as she said it.... Continue Reading →

From Kilts to Commandos – Scotland’s legacy of honor and heroism

The image of the Northern Barbarian, hulking with a huge blade and thriving on bloodlust is an easy one to conjure, whether it was the Romans and the Germanic northerners, the Britains and the Danes, or the English and the... Continue Reading →

Fort William to Glenfinnan – Traveling through Time

While in Scotland, I was placed in the interesting position of having to explain what this whole 'Outlander' business was to my parents. For anyone who doesn't know, Outlander is a book/series/tv series which starts in the highlands of Scotland... Continue Reading →

Writing: Why You Should Read Bad Novels

I expect we've all been there. Maybe you even got into the story before you read that one line that jerked you clean out of any suspension of disbelief to say, "REally? REALLY? WhY woulD yOU do IT ThaT waY?" Well, as... Continue Reading →

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